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    (Original post by Chiko 1001)
    It's only serious if you have PKU, and every child in the UK at least is screened by blood test on birth. If you're not a PKU sufferer it's just converted to (I think) tyrosine pretty much instantly. If you have PKU, you're missing the enzymes for that so it forms alternative products that cause brain damage in infants.
    COrrect except also brain damage in adults too hence why I'm still on a chuffing retarded diet...
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    I dunno how bad it is for you....but boy, is it fun to say
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    (Original post by FXX)
    It's part of the A-level Human Biology course, so some of us here will know about it :p:
    Ahh I only studied mere biologist. Human Biology, though I would have preferred, would have done no favours for undergraduate ambitions :sadnod:

    I was surprised the chap I quoted knew it as he's a medic and we generally stick to regular garden variety A Level Biology. Out of interest, instead of the plant biology - do you cover more mammalian physiology?
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    (Original post by SOPHistication)
    I dunno how bad it is for you....but boy, is it fun to say
    Lol, everytime I say it, it reminds me of this:



    ''Phenylalanine is in my ears and in my eyes....''
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    I heard it gave you a brain disease, so i avoid it! But i suppose even though that isn't true there is no harm in avoiding it, so i will carry on convincing myself it gives you brain disease and then i will drink less fizzy drinks!
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    (Original post by crazyferret)
    That sounds right to me. If you knew that without googling, I'm very impressed. :king1:
    Why thank you
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    (Original post by crazyferret)
    Ahh I only studied mere biologist. Human Biology, though I would have preferred, would have done no favours for undergraduate ambitions :sadnod:

    I was surprised the chap I quoted knew it as he's a medic and we generally stick to regular garden variety A Level Biology. Out of interest, instead of the plant biology - do you cover more mammalian physiology?
    We covered some mammalian physiology in Higher- it was 80% plants but there were units on physiological homeostasis and inborn errors of metabolism- hence PKU. Because of my love for medicine I learned those chapters particularly well lol. Nearly typed up my notes for the wiki on here but somehow never got round to it.
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    Shocking. Holland and Barett one sold me tablets of this as an "appetite surpressant", I was gutted when I got home and did a little reading up on it.
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    (Original post by FXX)
    It's part of the A-level Human Biology course, so some of us here will know about it :p:
    I learnt about phenylketonuria in psychology
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    (Original post by little_red_sox)
    Shocking. Holland and Barett one sold me tablets of this as an "appetite surpressant", I was gutted when I got home and did a little reading up on it.
    Why were you gutted? Besides having a more than likely useless pill?
 
 
 
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